THE ALL DONG MOVIE CHALLENGE
HUNT 4 RED COCK-TOBER????
A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of winning. The new owner must prove her self in a male dominated world.
A big steaming pile of shit, but a crazy, ambitious one that I can't help but admire. For all its OTT editing techniques, some sequences are cut together perfectly. But for the most part, the film is too "grand" for its own good. On the acting front, Foxx and Pacino are great here, even if they're just yelling all their lines. And Diaz isn't bad, unlike what everyone says.
But that "eye" scene really bugged me (if you've seen the film, you know what I'm talking about). It just seemed so out of place and was a terrible attempt at humor. This film as a whole, like I said, is a mess, but it's such a bloated and energetic mess that I'll have to give it a pass. For now.
I neglected my wife today for a day of sport. Two Premiership Games back to back followed by a movie about American Football in the lead up to Super Bowl 50 tonight, means I'll be eating on my own this evening. Not to worry, I'll have beer and crisps.
Any Given Sunday offers a dilemma for me. I like sports movies in general and this is directed by Oliver Stone, another favourite of mine, but there are also some of my pet hates in this film. Inserted between the greats, Al Pacino and James Woods, are the criminally overrated Jamie Squirrel, Cameron Diaz, and that other talentless twat Elizabeth Berkley. Another of those cliched sports films where we have a…
I remember when I saw this film for the very first time ... I was in high school ... my sophomore year on the football team ... and it was a friday afternoon after school ended. The football team always stayed after school, and we would all hang out in the locker room and relax, just getting out minds off things to help us prepare for the night's game. Sometimes we would even watch football movies. Well, on this day, we watched "ANY GIVEN SUNDAY", and I can tell you right now ... my first impression/opinion of this film when I first saw it all the way back then ... it has not changed one single bit.
Words can not…
Oliver Stone is a self-indulgent filmmaker. It's just what he does. As early as Platoon, he was indulging the viewer in the cruel and deceitful side of war, a tell all of his personal accounts and he was rewarded accolade after accolade for it. I believe after this, his ego was inflated to an unmeasurable degree. His films continued a mountainside climb of scope and rigid bias and coked up editing and unfiltered testosterone.
I don't believe a sport in movies has been as glorified as it is in Any Given Sunday. Stone strives to pound me into submission with a nonstop barrage of editing that turns character into parody and plot into a music video. He splices clips of…
While it doesn't hold up nearly as well as it did back in the 90's/2000's, "Any Given Sunday" still remains an entertaining sports movie thanks to the great performances of the cast, stylish direction from Oliver Stone, and a very long runtime that flies by.
keeps hammering at the idea that money/corporatization poisoned the purity of the sport, but not even Stone seems to believe that bullshit. his narrative is compromised by the demands of an audience-friendly underdog come-from-behind sports movie. but if you're like me you showed up for his crackpot associative indictment of masculinity, something he directly compares to a competition that's supposedly no longer meaningful. and as for football, Stone prefigures DJANGO UNCHAINED with Jamie Foxx's attacks on the sport as institutionalized, culturally valorized Mandingo fighting. making a satire out of a sprawling subject like this requires a pretty deft touch, one Stone doesn't really possess. thankfully he makes polemics instead.
American football, like boxing, is a sport that lends itself to the movies. There's such potent romanticism to the overwhelming pure brutality at its core, and the fiction of film makes it easy to overlook the devastating brain and body trauma, rampant commodification and materialism, and the toxic hyper-masculinity and -competitiveness of the surrounding culture. But that dichotomy still exists, which Any Given Sunday launches itself into—in a very schizophrenic, perplexing way. The incredible opening Vince Lombardi quote and following almost tribal shadowy images of football players projected against the stormy clouds sharply contrasted by the first scene's savage injury and Stone's schizoid direction ostensibly lays out the intentions of the film. Appropriately, Stone spends the bulk of the rest…
In Any Given Sunday, Cameron Diaz donates $250,000 to the D.A.R.E. program and then proceeds to question everyone else's intelligence and integrity throughout the remaining time.
It's idiots like her who are the reason to why I thought local gangs would kidnap me back in elementary school and force me to smoke all of their marijuana.
Letter Grade: C-
There's a whole lot of yelling. A hectic, incoherent mess of a movie that seems to be trying to get at the feeling of what its like to have a concussion. For someone as against the system as Stone is, this film doesn't really take professional football to task. It glorifies it and only skirts around the issues around it (the money, corruption, health issues) but is really focused on a rah-rah win the game narrative. It's fine but anyone could have made this. Well, not this exact movie. This is definitely Oliver Stone's film through and through style wise but its all for the sake of a somewhat conventional sports movie with some odd, insane side bits. (Why'd that guy's eye fall out?)
فريق امريكي عظيم في وقت سابق بقيادة مدرب كهل وتحت ادارة فتاة صغيرة بلا خبرة يناضلون سويه لاستعادة بعض من كبريائهم وامجادهم القديمة في دوري كرة القدم الامريكية ..
فيلم متوسط بشكل عام ولكن تفوق جداً في الجانب الشاعري، حيث استطاع تحريك مشاعر المشاهد بأسلوب عاطفي وحماسي كبير.
حسنة الفيلم الكبرى هي الاسطورة آل باتشينو بآدائه الاكثر من رائع خصوصاً في المشهد الاخير وخطابه التحفيزي الشهير للاعبين.
اوليفر ستون صنع فيلم شاعري مميز ؛ ذلك صحيح ولكن رأيته اقرب الى فوضوي في عدة نواح : سرد الاحداث كان غير منطقي في كثير من اللقطات، التنقل من لقطة لاخرى كان مربك بعض الشيء بالاضافة إلى أن الموسيقى كانت عشوائية بشكل مزعج للأذن ولم توظف بالشكل الملائم، الفيلم افتقر للحوارات المهمة بشكل…
Probably the most fun Oliver Stone has been. That doesn't mean it's super fun but less macabre than his usual fare. Can't fault him for his ambition here. He tries everything and sees what sticks. The cross cutting of Jamie Foxx and Al Pacino's conversation on the exploitative nature of college sports with Ben-Hur works. The cross cutting of the Eye of Providence when the guy loses the eye is just god awful.
OLIVER STONE DIRECTED THIS GODDAMN COMMENTARY ABOUT THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE -- EGOTISTICAL PLAYERS ARE SLAMMING INTO EACH OTHER AND GETTING INJURED; TEAM OWNERS ARE PERCHED AT THE TOP TRYIN' TO KEEP THEIR SHIT TOGETHER AS THEIR TEAMS SELF-DESTRUCT; AND THE COACHES ARE PLAYING BOTH SIDES WHILE SCREAMING ANY CHANCE THEY CAN GET.
IT'S LOUD, EVERYONE ACTS THEIR PANTS OFF AND NO SHOT LASTS LONGER THAN 5 SECONDS. IN OTHER WORDS, IT'S A FUCKIN' OLIVER STONE MOVIE!
IT'S A FUCKIN' TRIP, I HAD A BLAST but Jesus, thank god it's over, I need to go lay down and take an aspirin, good night.
I took a star off for everytime they said the name of the movie in the movie
THE ALL DONG MOVIE CHALLENGE
HUNT 4 RED COCK-TOBER????
Movies with frontal male nudity. Not including animated or CGI penises, but prosthetic is ok. Feel free to add suggestions.…